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Syncsort announced it has been named to Microsoft’s One Commercial Partner program to support customers’ Microsoft Azure Cloud initiatives. Syncsort’s data integration and data quality solutions efficiently move data of any kind to Azure, transforming it so it’s analytics-ready and improving and maintaining the quality of the data as it’s stored and analyzed in the cloud…

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CA Technologies has announced at its second annual Built to Change Summit new leading-edge solutions that unleash the power of the mainframe for the future and new possibilities for the Modern Software Factory. CA Brightside and a new partnership with IBM seek to help clients modernize their IT infrastructure to innovate faster. CA Mainframe Resource Intelligence is a SaaS-based offering that helps clients realizes ROI opportunities for the mainframe through an assessment and recommendations to optimize performance…

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Most knowledgeable mainframers always knew the mainframe was not only not dead; it would only get better, and would soon become indespensible, especially when paired with DevOps. I recently came across a blog that discussed this very topic. It was written by Marcel Hartog, an old friend and frequent contributor to our two mainfame magazines, Enterprise Executive and Enterprise Tech Journal. You can read his blog in its original form here

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Syncsort has announced two new additions to its Syncsort Integrate family of products that help solve top-of-mind challenges highlighted by IT Practitioners in its annual Big Data survey. A new product, Ironstream® for IBM i, and greatly extended enterprise-wide CDC capabilities, help solve key data lake use cases and support some of the most daunting challenges in leveraging next-generation analytics…

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We often hear snide comments that basically say the mainframe was great in its day, but its not ready  for prime time. Or, in other words, the mainframe just can't handle today's workloads or attract today's hot-shot young IT professionals. I just came across an excellent blog (written by Rocket Software's George Smyth) that totally debunks all of that tired old rubbish. I have taken the liberty of re-posting it here (to read it in its original form go here)…

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Micro Focus has announced the IT Operations Management (ITOM) Platform, the industry’s first containerized microservices platform for IT Operations. The ITOM Platform is built on a foundation of shared microservices—including analytics, orchestration and ChatOps collaboration. Built on the Micro Focus Container Deployment Foundation and featuring fast installation, limited upgrades downtime, pre-integrated use cases and built in scalability, the platform’s microservices are re-useable and include RESTful APIs to enable customers and partners to easily extend their IT management and DevOps processes…

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